Browsing All posts tagged under »Gordon Brown«

The betrayal of the Liberals

October 11, 2010


The leadership of the Liberal Democrats must surely be bracing themselves for what promises to be a difficult few days. With Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding set to be unveiled tomorrow, it seems most people already know what he is set to propose. And these proposals look set to divide the Liberal Democrats, […]

‘Red’ Ed and the long road back

September 25, 2010


At long last, Labour have a new leader. Ed Miliband, who at the start of the lengthy leadership campaign was seen as the underdog to his older brother David, today begins life as the official leader of the opposition. We all knew it would be a Miliband leading the Labour Party during the remainder of […]

Crunch time for Labour

September 15, 2010


The drawn-out process of selecting a new leader of the Labour Party is almost at an end. Voting finishes a week today, and the new leader of the party will be announced at the party’s conference in Manchester on 25 September. The contest, which has gone on this long so as to allow for proper […]

Phone-hacking scandal rumbles on

September 8, 2010


The Andy Coulson phone-hacking scandal just refuses to go away. The prime minister’s director of communications had hoped to pour water on the story by agreeing to meet police over allegations that he was aware of phone-tapping during his time as editor of the News of the World. Yet the story refuses to go away, […]

Labour shooting itself in the foot (again)

January 6, 2010


So yet another ‘coup’ against Gordon Brown appears to be underway. What is the point? This one was destined to fail, due in part that the ministerial careers of Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon are over due to their own failings, and in part to the fact that nobody in the Labour Party really thinks […]

Cameron accuses Brown of “climbdown”

November 1, 2009


David Cameron used Prime Minister’s question time to accuse Gordon Brown of a “humiliating climbdown” over plans to cut £20 million from the training budget of the Territorial Army. He also challenged Brown’s assertions over Britain’s economic recovery, urging the prime minister to “finally admit that he did not end boom and bust”. Brown hit […]

Stay Away, Blair

October 29, 2009


Lots of people have plenty to say about the prospective EU Presidency of Tony Blair, the one-time golden boy of British politics (c. 1997) turned villain of the piece. That is, everyone but Blair himself. The warmongerer remains noticeably quiet while the rest of the continent whips itself up into a frenzy (well, almost) over […]